Pilots of 21 Squadron pose in front of a Mk IV Blenheim
The picture was taken at the eastern exit of Hangar 1 (it is only at this position that the houses in the background are visible). Note the white ‘coveralls’ which were the pre-war flying suit worn at public displays. The MkIV Blenheim would tend to date the picture at the outbreak of the war. Perhaps this was their first MkIV or perhaps this was intended to be a record of A Flight and the Squadron at the outbreak of World War 2 .
Known to be missing from this picture is P/O H.D.S. Dunford-Wood (A Flight) but since this picture came from his photo’ albulm it is considered likely that he took it. Officers known to be on Squadron strength at the time this picture was taken, but who have not been identified yet include F/O M.W. Hamlyn, S/Ldr G.E. McDonald, P/O R.G.M. Gilmore, P/O F.C. Gibbs, F/O S.W.B. Menaul, P/O R.J. MacDonough. All of those with the exception of Hamlyn were B Flight members.
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